Ken Price

1935 · United States

Artist biography

Ken Price is seen as an established contemporary artist, who was born in the United States. Ken Price was born in 1935. Born in the same country and of the same generation are Yoko Ono, Jim Dine, Eva Hesse, Joan Jonas, Frank Stella and Ed Ruscha.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Ken Price's work is available on display in several galleries around the globe such as in Belgium, France, and the United States. Galleries include Galerie Xavier Hufkens in Brussels, Galerie Dominique Fiat in Paris, as well as Brooke Alexander, Inc. in New York. Ken Price's work has most recently been exhibited at franklin parrasch gallery in New York (05 December 2019 until 08 December 2019) with the exhibition Art Basel Miami. Ken Price's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions at; Fergus McCaffrey | New York in the United States (29 October 2019 - 17 January 2020) with the name Japan Is America and Matthew Marks Gallery | 523 West 24th Street in the United States (02 November 2018 - 18 January 2019) with the name Sculpture. Ken Price's first listed exhibition in Artland's database was called DEEP TIME and took place at Moskowitz Bayse in Los Angeles, the United States from the 14 July 2018 to 18 August 2018.

Historical Context of United States

The United States has been a prominent country in the evolution of modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century, particularly in the post war era, when the cultural importance of New York asserted its influence over Paris, formerly thought of as the most significant art hub internationally. Major art movements developed and cultivated in important ways throughout the United States include Abstract Expressionism in various forms, Pop Art, including its West and East Coast variations, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Neo-Expressionism, Graffiti and Street Art, plus a multitude of post-modern echoes of these many types. In the modern and contemporary sphere, the United States has cultivated a strong influence over the international visual culture, due to the dominion of its economic and political structures. Key examples of important U.S artists of the modern and contemporary period include Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Cy Twombly, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Frank Stella, Donald Judd, Cindy Sherman, Barbara Kruger, Julian Schnabel, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring.

Further Biographical Context for Ken Price

Born in 1935, Ken Price was largely inspired by the 1950s growing up. The 1950s can be said to have been dominated by Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that prioritised dramatic brushstrokes and expressed ideas about organic nature, spirituality and the sublime. Much of the focus was on the formal properties of painting, and ideas of action painting were unified with the political freedom of the United States society as opposed to the strictures nature of the Soviet bloc. Important artists of the Abstract Expressionist Generation included Jackson Pollock (who innovated his famed drip, splatter and pour painting techniques), Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb. It was a male dominated environment, though necessary revisionism of this period has underlined the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Ken Price

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